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Small Bathroom Remodel

Small Bathroom Remodel

Although undertaking a small bathroom remodel may sound simpler than a large remodel, there are many items that you will want to take under consideration. Number one, a small bathroom remodel will need much more planning than a similar bathroom remodel in a bigger room. In a small bathroom, everything you do is important because space is at a premium. In the small area of a little bathroom, using items you might use in a larger bathroom can make the room feel very small and uncomfortable.  One example would be using large vanities.  The flip side to this delima is that if you use vanities that are too small, you can easily render a small bathroom unsitable for use as your primary bathroom.  This calls into play a delicate balancing act between space available to use and what you choose to put in that space.

Another thing to consider in detail when undertaking a small bathroom remodel is your color choice.  This is vital to the overall look and feel of the bathroom. Unlike larger bathrooms, color choice is of extreme importance, allowing you to create the illusion that your bathroom is more roomy than it really is. Cool, pale colors with a dark accent color will give the room a longer and wider feel than it really is. If you use the dark color on your shorter walls, or as trim, you can create this illusion. Combine this this with a vanity of the proper size to create a larger, more comfortable feel. 

When choosing the vanity, shape as well as size is important to consider.  If you are looking to stretch the room out, making it seem taller, choose a taller, thinner vanity.  By the same token, if you are looking to lenghten the feel of the room, a longer, shorter vanity can help accomplish that.

Once you have settled on the colors and vanities for your small bathroom remodel, you must decide whether or not you will hire a professional to help complete your small bathroom remodel. There are many reasons you may want to hire a professional, but also reasons you may want to go it alone. First and foremost, hiring a professional can be very expensive. Bathroom remodels are one of the more expensive remodel options.  You can figure to easily spend between $2,000 – $4,000 just for supplies and materials. The cost of labor can easily double, or even triple, the cost of the supplies for your small bathroom remodel. This is the reason many people decide to do it themselves, as it really is reasonable and possible to do a  small bathroom remodel on your own.

If you are patient and have some experience with other interior projects, going it alone could be a good choice.  If you have friends or family that are handy, that is another positive for attempting to do it yourself. If you are going to do it yourself, there is one solid piece of advice to always remember.  Each time you stop working on your bathroom, be sure you leave it functional until you are able to work on it once more.

The actual time it takes to complete a  small bathroom remodel can differ depending on the type of flooring and how many items like the bathtub and toilet must actually be moved. If you are just replacing the flooring, adding tile, etc. and exchanging the vanity or adding paint, a small bathroom remodel can be done in pretty short order. If you are taking it down to the studs and re-doing the entire layout, you will likely have your weekends planned for the next month.  If you need the job done fast and it is going to be a major overhaul, you really might consider hiring professionals.  They will cost you more money, but they will have the manpower and experience to get a small bathroom remodel done very quickly.  Wichever direction you decide to go, however, don’t overlook the importance of properly planning your small bathroom remodel.